Tryphon Imperator.Ex nummo Argenteo penes Math. Duane Armig.
London, Publish'd Decr. 1. 1788, by J. Thane, Rupert Street, Hay Market.
Etching with stipple, printed in brown ink; published state, with very large margins. 215 x 155mm, 8½ x 6". A fine impression.
A coin bearing the head in profile of Diodotus Tryphon, a king of the Hellenistic Seleucid kingdom; a measure immediately below. As a general of the army, he promoted the claims of Antiochus VI Dionysus, the infant son of Alexander Balas, in Antioch after Alexander's death - but then in 142 BC deposed the child and himself seized power.
From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18241] £260.00